Hillside (1884; Amagerbro / Copenhagen / Amagerbro, Denmark) by Paul Gauguin

Hillside - Paul Gauguin - 1884; Amagerbro / Copenhagen / Amagerbro, Denmark

Artwork Information

ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1884; Amagerbro / Copenhagen / Amagerbro, Denmark
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Hillside

The artwork titled “Hillside” was created by the renowned artist Paul Gauguin in the year 1884. Gauguin completed this work in Amagerbro, a district in Copenhagen, Denmark, and it is an embodiment of the Impressionist movement. Executed using oil on canvas, this landscape genre painting is part of a private collection. The composition reflects the Impressionist preoccupation with light and the natural world, marking Gauguin’s exploration of form and color during that period.

The artwork “Hillside” features a lush landscape scene dominated by a variety of trees and foliage. The dynamic brushstrokes and interplay of light and shadow convey a sense of depth and texture, characteristic of the Impressionist style. The foreground is filled with vibrant green tones, suggesting dense, flourishing vegetation. The trees rise toward the sky with slim trunks and fuller crowns, painted with swift, dappled strokes of varying shades of green mixed with hints of red and yellow, contributing to a lively, organic feel. The sky above is depicted with softer, lighter hues, implying either dawn or dusk on the horizon. This creates a subdued backdrop that allows the rich greens and hints of other colors in the foliage to stand out, giving the artwork a dynamic yet harmonious balance between earth and sky. The piece radiates the transient quality of light, capturing a brief moment in nature’s ever-shifting appearance.

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